In The City Songfacts says: While only a minor hit on the charts, this mod/punk number is well remembered for serving as England's first introduction to singer/guitarist and Jam songwriter Paul Weller. The song's #40 chart position when the song was first released marked the beginning of his band's streak of 18 consecutive Top 40 singles.
In the city there's a thousand things, I want to say to you
But whenever I approach you, you make me look a fool
I wanna say, I wanna tell you